The voice-over feature allows you to record a stereo signal directly to Timeline. This saves the extra steps of recording and digitizing the narration and inserting it into the project.

You can access the voice-over feature from the Timeline main menu with the "Audio recorder…​" command. The "Audio recorder" window appears.

AudioRecorderNEW

This tool is a part of Cinegy Ingest. The voice-over is recorded and new audio clips are immediately created in your bin. The formats and recording qualities used for voice-over recording derive directly from your current ingest settings.

Important
Refer to the Encoding in Detail section within the Cinegy Ingest Manual to learn about audio formats and quality settings.

The recorded audio clip is also saved to the daily Roll inside the default folder assigned as a default voice-over Bin. A daily Roll, containing the current date in its name, is automatically created every day when you start the Cinegy Desktop application for the first time:

Voice-over_Bin

You can select a different directory via Cinegy Enterprise Manager.

Important
Refer to the Default Folders, Bins paragraph in the Cinegy Enterprise Manager Manual for details on defining the default voice-over Bin.
Note
Please note that user starting Cinegy Desktop for the first time on the current date should have the corresponding "Modify" rights for the folder assigned as default voice-over Bin.

Input

Audio_Recorder_input

The input sensitivity level directly controls the selected audio board input. The level indicator shows the actual input level. Sensitivity:

  • 0% = OFF

  • 100% = max sensitivity

You can use the slider to regulate the sensitivity level or enter a desired value into the numeric text field.

Important
The 0 level is calibrated by the Cinegy Enterprise Manager settings.

Gate

Audio_Recorder_gate

To eliminate noise during a pause in audio recording, set the threshold level to the desired input signal level. Input signal below this level will then be processed.
The depth of the "Gate" setting can be adjusted by clicking on the "Depth" adjustment knob. While keeping the left mouse button pressed, move the mouse left or right; the current value is shown as a decimal below the adjustment knob. The minimum, maximum and middle values can be set simply by clicking on the desired value displayed around the adjustment knob.
If you wish to ignore the "Gate" settings during voice-over recording, deselect the corresponding checkbox and the recorder will bypass these settings.

Equalizer

Audio_Recorder_equalizer

The equalizer is set up in three parts, letting you adjust the "Low", "Middle" and "High" frequencies. Every frequency band has the following parameters:

  • Gain (main vertical control) – amplification of the signal at the center frequency. Use the sliders to adjust the values or enter a decimal value under the level meters.

  • Filter width – the filter Q, expressed in octaves (from 1/12 up to 3 octaves).

  • Center frequency – the resonance frequency of the filter in Hz. While keeping the left mouse button pressed, move the mouse left or right; the current value is shown as a decimal below the adjustment knob. The minimum, maximum and middle values can be set simply by clicking on the desired value displayed around the adjustment knob.

If you wish to ignore the equalizer settings during voice-over recording, deselect the checkbox and the recorder will bypass these settings.

Compressor

Audio_Recorder_compressor

The compressor device allows you to narrow the dynamic range of the voice to automatically provide linear volume to the voice recording.

  • Threshold – threshold value that initiates the compression process, in decibels.

  • Ratio – compression ratio, in decibels.

  • Attack – time before compression reaches its full value, in ms.

  • Release – speed at which compression is stopped after input drops below threshold, in ms.

If you wish to ignore the compressor settings during voice-over recording, deselect the checkbox and the recorder will bypass these settings.

Master

Audio_Recorder_master

Here you can adjust the amplification of the output signal, in dB. The level meter shows the level of the actual output signal.

Note
The 0 level here is calibrated by the Cinegy Enterprise Manager settings.

Use the "speaker" control to hear the signal on the board’s output.

Note
Make sure you have muted monitoring of all the board’s input!

Control

Audio_Recorder_control

  • The source drop-down list allows you to choose from the available audio inputs.

  • The destination drop-down list allows you to select the destination audio track for your recording.

  • The "Media group" drop-down list is used to select the required media group.

Important
The list of media groups can be managed via Cinegy Enterprise Manager. Refer to the Cinegy Ingest Manual paragraph in the Cinegy Enterprise Manager Manual for details.
  • If there are no In and Out points set, the voice-over will be recorded from the current position.

  • If there is only an In point set, the voice-over will be put into the project starting from the In point.

Note
If both In and Out points are set, the voice-over will be inserted into the project at the In point; when the time reaches the Out point, the recording will stop automatically. The voice-over object is always colored in light brown.
Voice-over_object

Record

Press the "Record" button to start the recording.

Start_recording

Stop_recording

Press the "Stop" button to stop the recording.

Audio Recorder Presets

You can save your current settings as audio processing presets. To do this, simply press the "Save as…​" button and then enter a name for your new preset.

AudioRecorder_Control
Note
If you have unchecked one or more checkboxes regarding the "Gate", "Equalizer", and "Compressor" settings, this is also saved in your audio recorder preset.

Press the "Delete" button to delete a currently selected preset.

We recommend using the following hardware components:

  • Microphone

  • Audio mix device

  • Sound card

  • Headphones

The minimum hardware requirements are:

  • Headphones with microphone or separate microphone

  • Sound card